/flus"teuhr/, v.t.
1. to put into a state of agitated confusion: His constant criticism flustered me.
2. to excite and confuse with drink.
3. to become agitatedly confused.
4. nervous excitement or confusion.
[1375-1425; late ME flostren; cf. BLUSTER, ON flaustra to hurry]
Syn. 1. upset, bewilder, disconcert, disturb. 4. turmoil, agitation, upset, bewilderment, distraction.

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